The Foundations of Faith
We have a some useful resources from our Foundations of Faith series that can help you grow in your Christian faith.
- Lesson One: Salvation
Steps to Peace with God
There is a God. He is real. He exists. God is not nature or the creation of man. God is our creator. That means you are not here by accident. God made you to bless you and give you purpose. He wants you to experience peace and life – both eternal and abundant.
- Lesson Two: Devotional Life
God wants to spend time with you!
One of God’s deepest desires is for you to know Him and have fellowship with Him. We can pray at any time of the day and at any place. God is everywhere and wants to be involved in every part of your life. Developing a relationship with a person requires consistent contact with that person. In the same way, if you want to have a close relationship with God, you need to set aside daily time just for God. This “set apart” time for seeking God is our devotion life.
- Lesson Three: The Church
Created for Community
One of the greatest needs of the human heart is relationship. When you became a child of God, you became a member of God’s family, the church. The church is not a place of worship or a meeting. The church is a gathered group of believers. We were created for this kind of community. We all need God, and we all need the church to find acceptance and fulfill His plans for our lives. Jesus and the church are inseparable..
- Lesson Four: Father Heart of God
God our Father
God can be described in a lot of ways. He is our creator and savior. He is holy, loving and all-powerful. In the New Testament, we come to know Him as Father, Son (Jesus) and Holy Spirit. When Jesus came he showed us what the Father is like and how to have a relationship with Him. He also taught His disciples to address God in prayer saying, “Our Father who art in heaven.” When you come to faith in Jesus, you are adopted into God’s family (Romans 8:15). God becomes your father.
We all have an earthly father. Like it or not our relationship (or lack of relationship) with our earthly father has significantly shaped the way we each view God as our heavenly Father for good or for bad.
- Lesson Five: Growing Christ-like
As you follow Christ, the sin that previously characterized your life will fade away and your life will begin to look more like His. God accepts us by grace not by good works. Yet when true salvation occurs, a change in our lives will be obvious. God promises to purify your life and make you holy (1 Thessalonians 5:21-23). The word “holy” means to be set apart. This lifelong process of becoming Christ-like involves every part of our lives.
- Lesson Six: The Great Commission
These verses in Matthew include some of the last instructions that Jesus gave his disciples before he ascended into heaven. We call this The Great Commission. God has commissioned us with all His authority to share His message of love to the world.